Posted on Aug 26 2013 - 11:18pm by Anurag Kumar

Two days ago we saw Sony rolling out 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update for all three devices Sony Xperia S, SL and Acro S. By God’s grace 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update is welcomed by users as it’s a major update which removed almost all bugs of previous buggy 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.

If you haven’t updated to 6.2.B.1.96 firmware yet, check our post below and see the good reviews of users in comments.

Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Rolled – Major Update fixed 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume Up button bug.

Official Changelog of Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update from Sony

Official Changelog from Sony on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update

Just now Sony has officially released a changelog of 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update for Xperia S, SL and Acro S which matches  from what we posted on our recent post. Sony accepted that initial build of Jelly Bean firmware for all these three phones had some bugs which are fixed now 🙂

Check below the snippet of Sony’s changelog.

Official Changelog from Sony on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware UpdateSource – Sony Blog

Above changelog from Sony matches almost from changelog made by Xperia Guide.

Below Changelog from us, made on 23 August 2013

  • 1080p HD Video Lag is fixed now 🙂
  • Volume Up button lag fixed.
  • Long pressing Home button launches Google Now.
  • AnTuTu score has increased to 8917 from 8380 ( in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update ). – It’s not a changelog, but still reporting it.
  • Pressing home button twice launches recent apps and small apps.
  • Screen not lightning bug fixed.
  • All camera bugs fixed.
  • 2G slow connectivity bug fixed for us.
  • No Stamina Mode yet :/ Only Extended battery mode added as before.
  • Wi-Fi working fine in India, can’t say about Syrian users who were complaining a lot.

Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware details

  • 686 MB RAM available, no increase. But more FREE RAM now 🙂
  • MMS pictures bug fixed.
  • Home launcher not redrawing anymore, please wipe data for it.
  • No lags in keyboard, it’s good now.
  • Camera app taking a bit time to launch.
  • Camera Focus improved as compared to Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.
  • No more false warning of Stamina Mode when battery reaches as low as 14%.
  • Music Unlimited update app in Walkman now.
  • No Heat issues till now.
  • Multitasking improved a lot, no lags.
  • Battery drain issues fixed for us, yet testing it for more better result.

To download this new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update ftf files for manual flashing, check link below.

Download 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ftf files for Xperia S, SL , Acro S

6.2.B.1.96 firmware update is stills seeding and it is seen that Xperia SL users have not got this yet, well wait soon it will be released 🙂

let us know if you are still facing issues with your Xperia S, SL, Acro S in 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update. Drop  your comments, we will get back to you…

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23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Yameen Assotally August 26, 2013 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Please post the link for XSL ftf as soon as you get it!

    • motmot August 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm - Reply

      i used the link above, it worked on my XSL 🙂 and i rooted it using doomLord’s great!

  2. nehemias August 27, 2013 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Please jb for sl (6.2.b.1.96) .ftf generic world..

    • Dai August 27, 2013 at 7:02 am - Reply

      install FTF the xperia S and then applying BuildProp Editor at Play Store rename the xperia xperia S SL and change all LT26i by LT26ii, and it is restarted again and Xperia SL NOT LOSE 1.7 Ghz , sTILL BEING USEFUL, NOT UNDERCLOCKEA to 1.5 Ghz

  3. John August 27, 2013 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Is it possible to flash 6.2.B.1.96 directly from 6.2.B.0.200 without B.0.211 update

  4. Anurag Kumar August 27, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Xperia SL 6.2.B.1.96 FTF link has been updated in post, All XSL users, please check it here-

    • Akshay August 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      The one that is posted is Singapore. Most of us are looking for world.ftf 🙁

      • motmot August 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm - Reply

        im from the philippines, i used the link Anurag Kumar posted, it worked fine in my XSL..and rooted it by the way.. credits to Anurag Kumar.. 🙂

    • motmot August 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      thanks man! no problem in my XSL..!

  5. Sina August 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    i will install just WORL.ftf on my SL.

  6. toni August 28, 2013 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Wifi still doesn’t work!!!!Have to put it on airplane mode. Even after net install in unlocked SIM free phone:-(

    • motmot August 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      i had that problem also after updating my XSL, i found out that it was my router that needs a reboot.. 🙂 try rebooting /restart ur wireless router..

      i did a factory reset and everything, nothing worked..only the router reboot solved my prob…just give it a try.

  7. Ian August 28, 2013 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Working great on my Acro S! Best thing is that the home screen re-draws are gone! That’s the think I hated most about this phone. 

    More free RAM, too. Not sure if the battery lie is better, yet, though. 

  8. Naeel August 28, 2013 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I got the .96 update for XS , I am in Syria , all bugs were solved except the wi-fi issue , it is the same , I cannot use wireless link unless i put the phone on the Airplane mode … thats a failure to suvh a company like Sony … i decide to sell that phone and try another brand …

  9. Sina September 4, 2013 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Sometimes when i turn on my sl, “Android is upgrading 1 to 200” appears!!!!!!
    today when i was charging it, when battery was 72% i unpluged charger, the RED led on top of the device still turned on for some hours!!!!
    and this ROM is slower then .211
    lt26ii, 6.2.B.1.96, rooted, unlocked boot loader
    help me plz for first issue

  10. SANKET October 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    my call log is lagging too much…

  11. SANKET November 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    its working fine..

  12. SANKET November 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    when Xperia SL will get 4.2.2 update…any idea…

  13. SANKET November 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    MY XPERIA SL keeps on restarting……..
    plz help….urgently

  14. DR kashif Haroon October 17, 2014 at 3:46 am - Reply

    I have been using xperia acro S lt26w since 1-1/2 yr. worked very fine. just a month ,while using face book it hanged.
    phone works fine with sim,s internet but hangs ,freezes when u switch on the wifi.
    I have tried repair thru PC companion, showed it at the local market , wrote to sony,,nothing happened.
    when it hangs ,, it gives msges like ,, unfortunately android .com,, etc has stopped working.
    Need ur help n guidance

    Thankyou n kind regards

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